Did i get myself into a scam???

GD0X

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Mar 20, 2011
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"Hello ....

The CHECK has been mailed out finally which you will get on Thursday
tomorrow morning .As soon as you get the payment kindly go straight to
your bank and deposit the CHECK at your bank then ask them they should let you know when the funds will be available for withdrawal.

Should in case the check is not delivered to your address please
kindly call this number for delivery of the check 1.800.....

Here is the tracking number FEDEX.COM ........

For your information the funds would be available for withdrawal
immediately in in some few hours so as soon as you deposit into your bank account.

After you must have gotten the money kindly proceed to the MONEY GRAM OR POST OFFICE CLOSE to you and keep your salary in your bank account which is
$300 then send the rest of the money to the agent via MONEY GRAM OR POST OFFICE
using a minute transfer to send the money to the agent.

Here is the name of the agent below this e-mail once more.

Name- Antonio Herron
City Durham
State North Carolina
Zipcode 27703

That is the name of the agent that will supply you all the necessary
materials you will need to start the job above.The MONEY GRAM
chargers should be deducted from the total amount of money.

After you must have sent the MONEY GRAM OR POST OFFICE which you should make use
of immediate transfer so that the agent can get the money the same day
so you can confirm from the bank if you can get the funds that same
day.

Kindly make sure your mobile phone is available for me to speak to you
on the phone and get back to me with all the necessary details after
you have sent the money and let me know.

Let me know if you understand my e-mail and explanation and when will
i be able to speak to you on the phone then email me when you make the
deposit.

Regards

MICHAEL ...

I received this through my universities email so i thought the job offer was legit. Supposedly a cyrus subsidiary.... i assume im doing mail dispatch, but everything has been sketchy thus far. WHat am i in? Because I have no Idea.
 

fenskezen

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Feb 6, 2011
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

Please say you did not give any personal info or money to this person?!
 

tktaylor1

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Feb 16, 2010
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Seriously!?!?!?! Bro, this is a scam. This is a textbook scam you hear about all the time. Like the person said above, I really hope you didn't give this person any personal information.
 

SuperCachetes

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Nov 28, 2010
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Away from you
So, you are going to get a check, and you are supposed to deposit it, and then wire money to some dude?

Gee, what do you think the odds are that the check will bounce? :rolleyes:
 

wordoflife

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Jul 6, 2009
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Honestly I can't even understand what the email is saying. I would've just deleted it at that point.
 

GD0X

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Mar 20, 2011
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Ill try to defend myself to some degree.
I spent the last few days emailing this guy back and fourth, seemed legit besides the occasional mis-spelling, nbd. Today he sends me this email, and after viewing comparable type emails off craigslist and whatnot, i had to ask haha.
 

SuperCachetes

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Nov 28, 2010
847
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Away from you
If you want, I can check to see if the scammer has hacked your bank account. Give me your personal info and account number and I'll look into that for you, so you can be sure. :D
 

acidfast7

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Nov 22, 2008
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why don't you send the money to me, it's safe in Germany.

300USD isn't much though, maybe I could go out to eat, once.
 

Tomorrow

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Mar 2, 2008
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Ill try to defend myself to some degree.
I spent the last few days emailing this guy back and fourth, seemed legit besides the occasional mis-spelling, nbd. Today he sends me this email, and after viewing comparable type emails off craigslist and whatnot, i had to ask haha.
I was going to make a snide comment about falling for a scam, but hey, if it's also on craigslist, it MUST be legit. Carry on.
 

juanm

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May 1, 2006
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If they use "please kindly" in any sentence, you can safely assume it's a scam....
Worst case, if it's legit (it's not), you got yourself involved into money-laundering.
 
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mobilehaathi

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Aug 19, 2008
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If they use "please kindly" in any sentence, you can safely assume it's a scam....
Worst case, if it's legit (it's not), you got yourself involved into money-laundering.
Yeah exactly. If he goes through with the whole thing, the best case is that the check bounces, and he gets scammed out of his own money. The worst case is the check clears but was fraudulently issued/modified, and now he just laundered money!
 

kolax

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Mar 20, 2007
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Come on guys, this clearly isn't a scam. The poor seller is dyslexic and is trying his best.

OP: You have nothing to worry about!
 

GD0X

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Mar 20, 2011
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I did give him my name and gave him an address... thankfully I'm college so he got the universities address and not my home address. Anyways, i received a check for $3950 yesterday haha. It's ripped up btw.
 

renewed

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Mar 24, 2009
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Bemalte Blumen duften nicht.
I did give him my name and gave him an address... thankfully I'm college so he got the universities address and not my home address. Anyways, i received a check for $3950 yesterday haha. It's ripped up btw.
It's a way for them to money launder. If traced back it goes to you since you deposited it in your account and they just say it was payment for services. I'm sure they want you to deposit it then wire it to a different account. They are using you as the middle man.
 
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